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 72nd Brigade names soldiers killed in Avdiivka battle

The enemy delivered artillery fire on Avdiivka, the Donetsk region, and Ukrainian positions throughout last evening and night. Unfortunately, four Ukrainian soldiers of the 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade died, nine were injured.

Censor.NET reports citing the 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade press service.

"We cherish the memory of Captain Andrii Kyzylo (born May 2, 1993), Junior Sergeant Volodymyr Balchenko (born Jan. 1,1992), soldier Dmytro Overchenko (born Jan. 24, 1989), Sergeant Volodymyr Kryzhanskyi (born March 24, 1982). We will not forget you, our dear comrades! The entire Ukraine is mourning for you," the message reads.

Read more: Fighting near Avdiivka underway, Ukrainian soldiers holding lines, - 72nd Brigade

The fighting in the vicinity of Avdiivka has been underway since late Saturday, Jan. 28. Ukrainian soldiers bravely hold their lines, the military sources report.

As previously reported, 56 attacks were recorded over past day, in which five Ukrainian soldiers died, nine were wounded and four injured.
 
 
 
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